Bassist, Composer, Producer, & Multi-Instrumentalist Joshua Crumbly grew up in Palmdale, CA, a small desert community outside of Los Angeles. Joshua knew the bass was his calling after he started accompanying his Dad, a saxophonist, to gigs at the age of three. He went on to study with Victor Bailey (Madonna, Weather Report), Al Mckibbon (Coleman Hawkins, Dizzy Gillespie), and later Ron Carter at the prestigious Juilliard School. By the end of his first year at Juilliard, he was recruited to join Terence Blanchard’s Quintet in which he first toured internationally, later going on to record, tour and collaborate with artists such as Kamasi Washington, Leon Bridges, Stefon Harris, Anthony Wilson, Cautious Clay and Bob Dylan.
Joshua’s 2020 debut album “Rise” and 2021 LP “ForEver” garnered attention from NPR, Fader, and Rolling Stone India, and his forthcoming EP “P.S” features collaborations from members of Swedish Pop band Little Dragon, Samora Pinderhughes and Michael Rocketship.
Joshua says of his forthcoming release: “I was thinking of the stages of life and the experiences within it, even the stages of a day itself. Most beginnings tend to be so youthful and innocent, but we can become so easily weighed down by the journey. I’ve come to realize that each and every stage is a beautiful one in its own way, but I find that getting back to a youthful outlook–taking steps to get back to the beginning–may be the way to enjoy things the most.”